Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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The greatest detriment to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of
knowledge.
DANIEL BOORSTIN

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.
WILLIAM JAMES

I have nothing to say and I am saying it. And that is poetry.

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is
always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to
make a silence, we cannot.

We need not destroy the past. It is gone.

The idea of a mistake is beside the point, for once anything happens, it
authentically is.

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still
boring, then eight, then 16, then 32. Eventually one discovers it
is not boring at all.
JOHN CAGE

A photograph is a secret about a secret--the more it tells you the less
you know.
DIANNE ARBUS

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
PABLO PICASSO

Though all our knowledge begins with experience, it by no means follows
that all arises out of experience. … 
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